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Monthly archive February, 2012

Technical Group statement | Welcoming referendum on Fiscal Treaty

The independent members of the Dáil’s Technical Group have today welcomed the joint announcement by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Éamon Gilmore that a referendum on the European Fiscal Compact Treaty will take place. The group, which prior to today’s announcement, had committed to doing all in its power to ensure that the people of...

Donnelly expresses strong concern over proposed changes to Dublin Bus routes.

At a meeting with Dublin Bus officials earlier this week Stephen Donnelly expressed his strong concerns that the proposed changes will constitute a substantive reduction in the level of service provision for the people of North Wicklow, in particular the proposal that the 84 would no longer service UCD and the city centre. “I have...

Statement | Donnelly wins review of Wicklow rent supplement levels from Burton

Donnelly welcomes Burton’s commitment to review rent supplement levels in Greystones, Kilcoole, Delgany and Newtownmountkennedy The Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, Stephen Donnelly TD, has welcomed the agreement of the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, to review the levels of rent supplement paid for the Wicklow towns of Greystones, Kilcoole, Delgany and...

Statement | Shocking waste on school prefabs

Donnelly: “We spend almost €1 million per year on prefabs for schools in Wicklow. That’s a shocking indictment of our education system and public expenditure.” Almost €1 million was spent renting and purchasing prefabs for schools in Wicklow last year, the Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, Stephen Donnelly TD, has revealed. “This is...

Statement | Incompetent Budget hits vulnerable in Fassaroe

The Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, Stephen Donnelly, has accused the Government of “incompetence” and “cowardice” in this week’s Finance Bill and the budget, for inflicting over €4,500 in cuts on a single mother from Fassaroe, while leaving someone earning €150,000 takes a hit of just €100 (in the household charge). Following a...

Video & text | The Finance Bill: incompetent and cowardly

The Budget 2012 and Finance Bill were “technically unsound and incompetent” Stephen Donnelly TD said today during his speech on the Finance Bill. He said they had “inadequate parliamentary oversight” and “mangle basic economics”. He contrasted the plight of a single mother in Bray, who has four children, and was €4,562 wose off as a...